Synopsis by Phil Griffin
During a self-imposed exile in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (Willem Dafoe) develops his unique, colorful style of painting. While grappling with religion, mental illness and a tumultuous friendship with French artist Paul Gauguin (Oscar Isaac), van Gogh begins to focus on his relationship with eternity rather than the pain his art causes him in the present. Directed by Julian Schnabel. Mads Mikkelsen and Rupert Friend co-star.
art, art-history, friendship, life-story, mental-illness